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Richmond filmmaker’s latest work on Black sculptor hits close to home

Richmond filmmaker’s latest work on D.C. sculptor hits close to home

By Mike Kinney After creating more than 20 documentaries over several decades, from films shining a light on the history of North Richmond to the Emmy-nominated “Out: The Glen Burke Story” – about Major League...
Richmond Art Center exhibit examines shipping containers as metaphors

‘Art of the African Diaspora’ hybrid exhibition kicks off Feb. 11

By Kathy Chouteau The work of more than 110 artists of African descent will be featured in “Art of the African Diaspora,” an online exhibition launching Feb. 11 and running through May 16 that will...
Richmond ‘TikTok principal’ to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Richmond ‘TikTok principal’ to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

By Kathy Chouteau Remember that viral TikTok post featuring a Richmond elementary school principal dancing away during a distance learning call with students? The man himself, Kenneth Deshone Farr II—who showed some serious dance moves to...
Richmond filmmaker readies to release one film and shoot the next

Richmond filmmaker readies to release one film and shoot the next

By Mike Kinney and Kathy Chouteau You could say that Richmond resident and independent filmmaker, Jayson Johnson, is a triple threat: he not only directs his films, but also writes and produces them to boot....
Creative force behind hit PBS show ‘Miss Scarlet & The Duke’ is a former Richmond newsman

Creative force behind hit PBS show ‘Miss Scarlet & The Duke’ is a former...

By Kathy Chouteau When it comes to Hollywood success stories, it’s hard to top the tale of a former Richmond newsman turned prominent executive producer of a current hit TV show. The critically acclaimed show...
Richmond native unveils first feature film, ‘I Can’t Sleep’

Richmond native unveils first feature film, ‘I Can’t Sleep’

By Kathy Chouteau Ever since she was a little girl growing up in the Richmond View neighborhood, Gina Rose dreamed of making films. Next month, the rising African American and Chinese American filmmaker’s dream will...
Richmond author’s children’s book answers call of ADHD community

Richmond author’s children’s book answers call of ADHD community

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond resident and author Rayna Best has written a children’s book called Animated Like Me with a resounding message about self-acceptance and inclusion. Best’s 36-page book, which was published in paperback this...
Richmond Art Center exhibit examines shipping containers as metaphors

Richmond Art Center calling for artists for African Diaspora exhibit

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Art Center (RAC) is welcoming artist participants for its virtual “Art of the African Diaspora” exhibition, with the registration deadline being Sunday, Jan. 24, at 11:59 p.m. The exhibition will...
Richmond native's restaurant featured on Guy Fieri's 'Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives'

Richmond native’s restaurant featured on Guy Fieri’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’

By Mike Kinney Omar Thornton's story -- and food -- are O So Good. The Richmond native who grew up in the Pullman Point Apartments is now a successful chef in South Dakota whose restaurant was...

Holiday Light Display to transform North Richmond into North Pole

By Kathy Chouteau A Holiday Light Display set to start illuminating the night this Saturday will transform North Richmond into the North Pole. Hosted by local nonprofit Richmond LAND, the seasonal display will be available...

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Richmond Promise to honor fourth class of Scholars

Richmond Promise deadline fast approaching

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Promise Scholarship application deadline is March 14, 2021. By applying for a Richmond Promise Scholarship, students can receive $1,500—renewable for up...

Pandemic recovery plan would reduce Richmond ferry fares, double service

A COVID-19 pandemic recovery plan proposes to reduce the adult Clipper fare to ride the Richmond ferry to $4.50 while doubling service at the...
Former NBA player Matt Barnes visits Richmond to observe public safety program

Ex-NBA player Matt Barnes visits Richmond to observe public safety program

Matt Barnes, a former NBA small forward whose 14-year career in the league included a championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2017, visited...